Squelching Leeches

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Uncommon
Journey into Nyx Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Squelching Leeches

Creature — Leech

Squelching Leeches's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Swamps you control.

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Squelching Leeches Discussion

2gherkins on You Can Call Me Pitlord

2 months ago

Hey man, love the deck. Always a fan of Kuro. But I just think that Nightmare and Squelching Leeches don't deserve a slot here. Additionally, Sorin's Vengeance, while flashy, only targets a single player, and ends up being fairly mediocre in EDH. I think you should really consider more boardwipes: Mutilate is phenomenal. Additionally, with Kuro, Pitlord on the battlefield, Horobi, Death's Wail becomes an instant boardwipe. If you want more boarwipes, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain and Damnation are the way to go. You also might want to consider more targeted removal such as Malicious Affliction. Falkenrath Noble and Victimize also seems mainboard worthy.

Also, if budget isn't an issue for you, Karn Liberated is pretty much strictly better than Scour from Existence.

ACDAMAN on Bouncer at a TITI bar

2 months ago

FOR THE ADVERTISE YOUR MODERN DECK:

Have you considered putting in Squelching Leeches? You've got the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, so that would boost it a lot!

Side note: you didn't follow the rules on the Advertise your modern deck, you have to comment on the deck above yours in order to post your own deck!

KongMing on

4 months ago

As long as you're doing monoblack with lots of black devotion and Swamps, I would also recommend Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Nightmare, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Nightmare Lash, Squelching Leeches, Abhorrent Overlord, Erebos, God of the Dead, Mogis's Marauder, and Sanguimancy.

A few random suggestions that do well in monoblack EDH are Dictate of Erebos, Vampire Hexmage, Necropolis Regent, Blood Seeker, and Thief of Blood.

I think you would have a lot of success in this deck if you made it a little more Voltron-y around Drana. ★★★☆☆ Let me know what you think of the suggestions. Good luck.

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Sargeras on Mono-Black Devotion

4 months ago

As a fellow mono-black player, I've gotta support what you are trying to do, so +1, but I have quite a few suggestions:

  1. Since you are in mono-black, I'f suggest Victim of Night over Doom Blade, since Victim of Night is the least conditional removal spell in black.

  2. I'd highly recommend swapping out Vampire Nighthawk for Gifted Aetherborn, the card is more on curve and would allow you to be more consistent with what you are trying to do since the 2/3s are usually roadblocks by themselves anyway.

  3. Run Phyrexian Arena over Sign in Blood and a Duress, since continuous card draw is what really turns on the power of a mono-black deck.

  4. I'd move Duress to the sideboard altogether, since you really will noly bring it out for control/combo matchups, the best discard cards are Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, but since you are on a budget, Wrench Mind or Distress are the best budget options.

  5. I'd honestly ditch the 2 Tombstalker for 2 more Stromgald Crusader, since the Tombstalkers are usually only good after you use cards like Smallpox anyway, and Crusader is a better mana sink.

  6. Since you don't have a lot of black mana symbols to take advantage of, I'm unsure if Gray Merchant of Asphodel has such a good pairing with Lashwrithe, I'd honestly reccomend just playing Squelching Leeches, but that's your call.

  7. The deck needs a sideboard plan, I'm sunsure what your matchups are, but good cards for mono black sideboards on a budget are Duress, Pithing Needle, Ratchet Bomb, Nihil Spellbomb, Lost Legacy/Memoricide, Hero's Downfall, Vampire Hexmage, Everlasting Torment, and Rain of Tears.

Let me know if you'd like any more help!

Cheers!

RiftRaft on "That Old Black Magic"

5 months ago

Appreciate the input PyroMechanical! I really like the removal ability of Victim of Night vs creature's deathtouch removal. I am going to throw it on the Maybeboard and give it a bit of thought/run it through some playtests.

Night's Whisper is very tempting compared to Read the Bones. When I was looking at the mana curve and judging which one would fit better, I decided to stick to the utility of Read the Bones - 1 more mana to decide if the top cards would be worth it.

I do like Pack Rat... like a lot! So much that I am going to start another Budget/Modern deck for Rats. However, for this deck, I am going to keep the mana ramp with Squelching Leeches. Thank you again for the comment and improvements!

SlimJim83 on "That Old Black Magic"

6 months ago

I would cut down the Nightmare and/or Squelching Leeches for a playset of Pharika's Chosen and/or Typhoid Rats. It will bring your curve down and they both have deathtouch. That will give you time to draw into your 4 drops, especially since you're running a lot of card draw.

I really like this deck, even with the higher curve. Black is a lot of fun to win with, especially by five life or less, because most of that damage is self inflicted. It says that they still can't beat you even though you're doing half the work for them.

RiftRaft on "That Old Black Magic"

6 months ago

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would be fun, but the price of 4 of them would double the cost of the deck. Korlash is more efficient than Squelching Leeches, but not as friendly to the bank account

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